Corporate & Native Resource Update: January 2013 Mid Report

Mid-January 2013 Report: Corporate – Crown – Native – Resource Issues from the perspective of Resource Rulers: Fortune and Folly on Canada’s Road to Resources Drums along the Rideau: Within the first month of Chief Theresa Spence’s ‘hunger strike’, natives won five superior court rulings relating to resources and native empowerment. (The first three were profiled in my...

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Attawapiskat Update: Native legal win #167

The Attawapiskat (third party management) win this week in Federal Court contains the following key sentences: The Attawapiskat First Nation are in a compulsory relationship with the Crown by virtue of the constitution and legislation. This is not a consensual submission to jurisdiction.” [61] (officials) never looked at any other remedy other than the appointment of a Third Party Manager...

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Attawapiskat’s Secondary Economy

The Victor diamond mine, 90 kilometers west of Attawapiskat, saw its royalties effectively double just as it approached production. The increase occurred without prior discussion, buried deep in the Liberal Government’s budget of Spring 2007. According to De Beers: “As of May 22, 2007, diamonds were taxed at 10%, and the Victor Mine was recognized as a remote project and eligible for...

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